Fingerprint Reader automatically detects finger placement.

Press Release Summary:

With Auto-On(TM) feature, Hamster Plus automatically detects and identifies finger, shaving off seconds from entire identification process. It offers scratch-resistant sensor prism and distortion-free, FBI-compliant, 500 dpi imaging. Unit can accept fingerprints from small, aged, dry, and scarred fingers.

Original Press Release:

SecuGen Releases New Hamster Plus(TM) Fingerprint Reader That Automatically Detects Finger Placement

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 17 // -- SecuGen announces the release of its next-generation biometric fingerprint reader, the SecuGen Hamster Plus, with an advanced Auto-On(TM) feature.

The SecuGen Hamster Plus builds upon SecuGen's popular Hamster III, a USB fingerprint reader. Hamster Plus features include FBI-compliant 500 DPI resolution with the highest tolerance found in optical sensors, a durable and scratch-resistant sensor prism, a rugged compact design, and the new Auto-on capability that automatically detects the presence of a finger.

John Kim, SecuGen's VP of Hardware Engineering states, "With the new Auto-on feature, our partners can implement improvements to their biometric solutions such as fast-user switching and can deliver more convenience to their end users. SecuGen's SDK Collection 9 contains software developer kits that our partners can use to build world-class applications that take advantage of this new capability."

Advantages of the Hamster Plus include:
-- Automatic finger detection and identification shaves off seconds from entire identification process.
-- Capability to build applications that implement the state of the art in end-user convenience.
-- Distortion-free, high quality, 500 DPI imaging, accepts fingerprints from small, aged, dry, scarred fingers.

Won Lee, SecuGen's CEO, states, "We are dedicated and determined to deliver to our partners the best commercial-grade fingerprint technology available anywhere and at an affordable price point."

The SecuGen Hamster Plus is currently available for purchase and delivery. For more information about the Hamster Plus, please contact us at

About SecuGen
SecuGen ( is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops proprietary and patented fingerprint sensors and algorithms and markets OEM components, developer kits, application software and fingerprint peripherals worldwide for a wide range of applications.

NOTE: SecuGen, Auto-On and Hamster Plus are trademarks or registered trademarks of SecuGen Corporation in the United States and other countries.

CONTACT: Winnie Ahn of SecuGen Corporation, +1-408-727-7787, or

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